I would be more worried about the ground clearance than the ski clearance lol. I also plan to drive mine thru winter. I have heard mixed results on the previous gen. One of the track instructors out here has one and drives it year round, says he hasn't had any major issues. Depends alot on how good your winter tires are, and how much patience you can muster during the super slick/super deep stuff. Im semi worried about those aluminum body panels and how well they will stand up to -40C but time will tell that tale.